UFC Fight Night 106 Closing Odds and Results

61f9e7fc98b11beda1f7427d58379565 UFC Fight Night 106 took place Saturday night (March 11, 2017) at the Olympic Training Center in Fortaleza, Brazil. The card was headlined by Vitor Belfort taking on Kelvin Gastelum in a middleweight affair. From a betting perspective, nine favorites won, while two underdogs prevailed and a pair of fighters who closed ‘even’ ended up in a draw. Closing odds are courtesy 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each of the 11 fights…   Favorites That Won Headlining the card, Kelvin Gastelum earned the most impressive victory of his career against Vitor Belfort. Using good head movement, Gastelum avoided some early power shots and clipped Belfort midway through the first. The former UFC champion would recover but would get hit shortly after and finished via strikes by the TUF winner. Gastelum is your -330 winner as the favorite. Belfort loses his third fight in a row as the +300 underdog. In the co-main event Mauricio Rua put together a vintage performance against Gian Villante. After out striking his American foe throughout the first two rounds, the former UFC light heavyweight champion knocked out Villante in the third round. Shogun lives up to his -150 billing as the favorite, while underdog Villante loses the fight as a +140 underdog. Edson Barboza added another highlight reel finish to his resume against Beneil Dariush. After Dariush did a good job up shutting down the Brazilian’s striking game, Barboza landed a flying knee in the second for the knockout victory. As the -155 favorite Barboza earns his fourth-straight win, while +145 underdog Dariush endures another loss. In the flyweight division, the line flipped on the closing odds as Ray Borg became the favorite against Jussier Formiga. Turns out the line shifted for a good reason as Borg used his takedowns and survived some submission attempts to take home the win. Borg improves to 11-2 as the -125 favorite and Formiga doesn’t get the victory as a +115 underdog. Kevin Lee earned his fourth straight win tonight and second straight submission victory over Francisco Trinaldo. The American lightweight ate some shots early on in the matchup and was able to submit the Brazilian fighter at 3:12 mark of the second round. Lee comes through as the -165 favorite, while Trinaldo has his seven-fight win streak snapped as the +155 underdog. In the welterweight division Sergio Moraes spoiled the UFC debut of Davi Ramos. The Brazilian earned a unanimous decision victory and hasn’t lost a fight since 2012. Moraes gets it done as the -190 favorite while newcomer Ramos suffers a setback as the +175 underdog. Brazilian Michel Prazeres didn’t waste any time at all against Josh Burkman. The -290 favorite lived up to his billing as he unloaded with shots, landed a takedown and sunk in a choke for his 21st career victory. Burkman loses again as a +260 underdog. Featherweight Jeremy Kennedy headed into enemy territory and came out with a unanimous decision over Rony Jason. Despite eating a few flying knees in the fight, it was Kennedy’s cardio and takedowns that made the difference in the fight. The Canadian comes through as a -120 favorite, while Jason, who hasn’t won since 2014, suffers another setback as the +110 underdog. Opening up the card, Paulo Henrique Costa didn’t need much time to make an impression in his UFC debut against Garreth McLellan. The Brazilian landed a straight left that wobbled McLellan and then went in for the kill to earn a TKO victory. Costa shined at a -325 favorite and McLellan fails to cash as a +295 underdog.   Underdogs That Won Alex Oliveira earned an impressive second round submission victory over Tim Means. The Brazilian overwhelmed Means throughout the two-round content and improved his octagon record to 6-2, 1 NC. Oliveira cashes as the +185 underdog, while Means can’t get it done as the -200 favorite. In a bloody bantamweight scrap, Joe Soto survived a headbutt early in the fight to persevere and take home his third-straight win on Rani Yahya. Soto’s striking and takedowns were the difference as the former Bellator champion pulled off the upset as a +210 underdog. Yahya has his four-fight win streak snapped as the -230 favorite.   Also on the card  Marion Reneau and Bethe Correia closed at a pick’em price, -105 each way and that was very reflective of the matchup. It appeared that Correira controlled the first two rounds with her striking. But in the third, Reneau broke through with a dominant round, almost finishing the Brazilian on the ground. Many pundits had that third round as a 10-8 for the American. The judges agreed and this contest ended up as a majority draw.  

Written by James Lynch

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